Italian Covid-19 Lockdown Businesses Threaten a Tax Strike

50,000 Italian businesses hit with repeated lockdowns have threatened a tax strike, on the grounds it is unreasonable for the government to demand tax money if they are not allowed…

China Accuses Italy of Being the Source of Covid-19

China still has not accepted that shortcomings of their system of government, such as their mistreatment of whistleblowers, decision paralysis in times of crisis, and lack of a free press…

The Conversation: How do we Protect Venice from Flooding and Sea Level Rise?

According to The Conversation, if we don’t take urgent action, climate change could cause flooding to occur in the ancient Italian city of Venice.

Chinese virus drives a startling increase in Europe’s excess mortality #coronavirus

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The scale of the Chinese-virus pandemic is now beginning to become visible. Yesterday, the death toll of 59,000 in the United States exceeded the 58,000…

The decline of Weather Dependent Renewables in Europe: 2008 – 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Introduction The EurObserv’ER organisation publishes data annually on all types of EU28 Renewable installations and their productivity.  EurObser’ER is backed by the EU and promotes the transition…

Pielke Jr. on Lessons of the LʼAquila Earthquake Lawsuit – comparisons to lessons learned on NWS forecast failures

After learning of the guilty verdict today, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. sends this along noting that “it is a little bit more complicated than not being able to forecast earthquakes”.…

Verdict in Italian quake forecast manslaughter case

Just in. Wow, this is a surprising verdict…